Musée No:737.139Regular price £25.00
Lowther House, Westmorland : Elevation of the Garden Front
Artist: Colen Campbell
Date: 1718 - 1729
Born in 1676 Colen Campbell was a pioneering Scottish architect and credited as the founder of the Georgian style. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, trained as a lawyer, and became quite successful in his chosen career. But for some reason he left his career in law and left Scotland for London, determined to make a mark for himself as an architect. He wrote the 3 volumes of Vitruvius Britannicus (The British Architect) between 1715 & 1725 - a catalogue of British design and buildings including works by Wren, Inigo Jones and himself. The buildings were shown in elevation, section and plan. Its publication at the beginning of a boom period in Country House building. He was perhaps more responsible for the growth in popularity of Palladian architecture in England than any single architect.